Dear Merrily Yours Friends,
It’s been a crazy few months but I have not forgotten about you! Since so much has happened I thought I would update you while sending my very first Newsletter!
Merrily Yours has been accepted into the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Los Angeles to be held at the Los Angeles Historic Park (1245 N. Spring St, L.A.) on December 10 + 11! If you haven’t experienced Renegade Craft Fair before it’s a great opportunity to check out talented local crafters, artists and entrepreneurs. Not in the LA area? There’s a good chance there is a Renegade Craft Fair near you, check out renegadecraft.com for more information!
I am so thrilled to be a part of this established and fantastic fair, not only do I feel incredibly privileged to have been accepted by the jury but I am also so excited to have my first public showing of Merrily Yours! Now that I’ve had time to celebrate with happy, silly jigs it’s time to get down to work and boy do I have a lot of work to do! My To-Do list ranges from thinking of new holiday items, stocking up on inventory, searching for potential upcyling display pieces and sprucing them up DIY-style, designing an amazing booth and everything in between. All this while keeping my head on straight, phew.
Getting down to business!
To help me keep on track and tackle the holiday season head on I’ve signed up for the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp . The Boot Camp is a 9-week program series that guides each participant through all of the nitty gritty bullet points they should improve upon to make the most of their business during the holiday season. Weekly lessons include: budgeting, promoting, staying organized, photography, setting holiday shipping deadlines and more. We were asked to find a buddy to help keep us accountable and each week we are sent a new list of To-Dos and lessons to help stay on target. My buddy is Jessica at Little Partridge, her burp cloth cupcakes & tutus are too adorable!
Because this is my very first craft fair and my very first holiday season selling it is my aim to share all of these moments with you with monthly updates through my newsletter and weekly updates through my blog merrilyyours.com. It’s going to be an adventure to remember and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you!